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Nerd-Con to inject pop culture into Fisher’s Ghost festival this year

Nerd-Con to inject pop culture into Fisher’s Ghost festival this year

Campbelltown’s youngest councillor, Ben Gilholme, is a self confessed nerd and pop culture enthusiast. Last year he successfully got council backing for a Pokémon Go event to be part of Fisher’s Ghost festival. This year he pushed for an even bigger pop culture presence in the festival and his request was granted when council met last week. “I think this is exciting and will add to the attraction of the festival,’’ Cr Gilholme said. It all means that local fans of gaming and pop culture are in for a treat when Nerd Con is launched as part of this year’s… Read more »

Pacific village house highlight of new art exhibition at Campbelltown

Pacific village house highlight of new art exhibition at Campbelltown

An exhibition of works by Australian and New Zealand female artists with indigenous Fijian heritage will open in August at Campbelltown Arts Centre. A highlight will be the installation of a village meeting house to offer a welcoming space where Pasifika communities can gather, learn and share knowledge. Marama Dina is an exhibition borne of research and engagement, with ongoing work led by creative research collective The Veiqia Project. Members of the project have been in residence at the gallery since October 2017 and during this time have run workshops with women of Fijian ancestry. Participants could seek knowledge and… Read more »

Which community project are you going to vote for?

Which community project are you going to vote for?

A science club for children and an art project that teaches people Aboriginal weaving techniques are among the local community projects vying for your vote in the Service NSW My Community Project fund. Up to $260,000 in each of the Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields state electorates is up for grabs. People with a MyServiceNSW account and Medicare card are able to vote for the top three to five projects to share in the available grant funding from the NSW Government. Campbelltown Council is a sponsor of five projects that have been developed directly by members of our community, three in… Read more »

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Which community project are you going to vote for?

A science club for children and an art project that teaches people Aboriginal weaving techniques are among the local community projects vying for your vote in the Service NSW My Community Project fund. Up to $260,000 in each of the Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields state electorates is up for grabs.Read more »

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Library can help get your book club started

If you run, or would like to start, your own book club, Narellan Library can help you out with Book Club Kits! The kits include 10 copies of a book, with the choice of fiction, non-fiction and biographies. There’s also a set of discussion questions to help your group getRead more »

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Showcase coming to Camden just for laughs

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be headed Camden way next month. It will be the seventh year in a row the crème de la crème of the festival will be performed in Camden. The Showcase will be at Camden Civic Centre on Thursday, June 6, from 7.30pm.  Expertly curatedRead more »

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Yanma: going walkabout to explore local bushland

With each step, members of the Aboriginal Yanma Walking Group are enjoying friendship and fresh air as they explore the beautiful bushland of the Macarthur region and Southern Highlands.  About 20 members meet every Tuesday during school terms to trek scenic areas including Fitzroy Falls, Picton Botanical Gardens, Avon DamRead more »

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Alan Baker drawings go on exhibition

Camden’s Alan Baker Art Gallery will present its first feature exhibition from this Thursday, April 11. The exhibition will bring to life 20th century, previously unseen drawings by Alan Baker, including the two featured alongside this story.  The exhibition, Drawing Life, will also feature artwork from the local artist’s contemporariesRead more »

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Creativity is the name of the game: Camden art prize

Looking for creativity: artist and painter Warwick Fuller, one of the judges of the 2019 Camden Art Prize. Artist and painter Warwick Fuller, one of the judges of the 2019 Camden Art Prize, says he will be looking for creativity from the entrants. “It may be an image never beforeRead more »

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